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Middlebury Aug. 30th 1864
My Dear Sir I have de- layed answering your letter until I could see my way a little more clearly than I have hitherto. I was to have met Mr. Fairbanks at the Copper Mine in Norwich last Wednes = day in that case I should have been with you last Sabbath. But the conven = ience of some gentlemen made it necessary to post = pone that meeting until the 31st. I would be with you the last of the week but I should be obligated to be at home on Monday, and this
would not afford me time enough with your people. Now the arrange ment will turn very much upon the facts that develop themselves at Norwich. If it is ne = cessary for us to have a meet Ing of our Corporation on Tuesday next, I do not see that I can be with you this week. - We wish to [underline] do up [/underline] Addison County before we spread abroad much. We are making progress tho not rapid, it takes farmers a good while to make up their minds. But the world moves. You shall hear from again soon. If I do not spend the Sabbath with you, could I not see
a dozen or more of your principle men and tell them the story, and thus accomplish all that could be expected. Let the best plan be a = dopted whatever it is- For we must [underline] do a [underline] good thing in Brattleboro. Regards to Mrs. T,, Very Truly Yours B. Labaree Rev. G. P. Tyler D. D.